For the first time, the Government of the Republic of Moldova is launching the opportunity for students to undergo paid internships in state institutions – the State Chancellery, Presidential Administration, line ministries and agencies. In order to mediatise the initiative, several information events are being organised in some of the major universities – State University of Moldova, Academy of Economic Sciences and Free International University of Moldova.

During the first event in the State University of Moldova, Irina Cruceru, Programme manager within the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, mentioned the similar programme implemented by the EU High Level Advisers’ Mission for two years in a row, underlining its positive results – some of the graduates of the Programme being already employed in the civil service – and encouraging the young people to make use of this opportunity. The official noted that young talents are especially needed in the public administration now, when the country is undergoing a huge transformation on its path towards the EU accession.

Ana Calinici, State Secretary of the State Chancellery, provided details of the Programme, including its regulation, application and selection processes, available institutions to host the interns. A total of 30 interns are proposed to be selected for this first edition of the Government’s Programme.

The EU High Level Advisers’ Mission has ensured support for the awareness raising campaign of the Programme by producing the necessary information materials and taking part in the presentation events.